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Parenting and Kids September 8, 2017

Maxi-Cosi Moda and Luna car seats


I’ve been very lucky that all my three girls love being in the car. It was a blessing that they could sleep happily as babies in the car seat even though that might have meant in very desperate times resorting to driving up and down the street!

Since we are often in the car (daily school drop-offs and long road trips on the weekend), we know we cannot compromise on safety and comfort. Maxi-Cosi have been awarded for safety innovation so their car seats are the safest in the market. I had the fantastic opportunity to review their car seats: The Luna and the Moda.

Life, Parenting and Kids January 23, 2017

Family portraits with Viva Photography

We live in an age where we take photos constantly. How simple is it to just pop out our phones from our pockets and snap away? Anyone can do it but yet with the hundreds if not thousands of photos I take of my kids, I still struggle to find something nice enough to enlarge, frame and hang on the wall.

The truth behind my Instagram photos of my girls (shooting my house is 100x easier and less likely to end up with me screaming) is that I have to take dozens of shots to just get the one picture I will end up posting – and most of the time I’m unable to get a decent shot of all 3 of them.

So I jumped at the chance to review the products and service from Viva Photography…and finally be able to get a nice photograph to frame and even gift to my mother and mother-in-law #winning.

Parenting and Kids January 11, 2017

Summer Fun with Clark Rubber

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What are your memories of summer school holidays? For me, it was sipping on fruit flavoured icy poles, watching the Australian Open tennis on TV (with the air conditioning cranked up) and having lots of fun with water. Back when I was a kid (this was pre-iPads and pre-iPhones) most of the time I just enjoyed being outside with my imagination and the simplest of toys during the summer holidays.

So it was exciting for my girls when they received the Double Superslide and the Giant Hippo Ride On from Clark Rubber. Slightly reminiscent of the toys I had when I was younger but now bigger and better! We knew we would have loads of fun with these toys during the summer school holidays and also be kept cool at the same time.

Parenting and Kids November 29, 2016

The Tuutu Baby Box

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{This is a sponsored blog post. Words and opinion are my own}

When I left the hospital with my first baby I knew it wouldn’t come with a manual, but I didn’t think receiving a bag crammed with pamphlets and samples of generic branded baby lotions were going to really help me either – but this is exactly what happened each time I had baby right here in Australia!

For 75 years in Finland however, mothers actually get given something quite different and special. Would you believe me if I told you it was a cardboard box?

Parenting and Kids March 22, 2016

Marnie’s Birth Story

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Meet Marnie! She is now 9 weeks and we love her to bits. Both Lily and Nyla adore her and surprisingly they have coped really well with the new addition. The birth went really well and I really do credit hypnobirthing for getting over my initial fear of childbirth and having calm birthing experiences. Read on if you would like to know more about my birthing experience with Marnie…

Parenting and Kids January 5, 2016

Third trimester third time around

I’m well into my third trimester now as I’m officially 38 weeks so the countdown is definitely on. This is my third pregnancy (which has gone beyond the second trimester) so I’m pretty confident somewhat but having two young ones makes it hard to focus on myself like I did with my other two pregnancies. So how is this pregnancy (third time around) different?

Parenting and Kids August 31, 2015

Two becomes Three…

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Image – Lily with some news to tell…but Nyla won’t be liking it…

So you might not be aware…but I am now 20 weeks pregnant! At this stage (when I was pregnant with Lily and Nyla) I would have announced it all over Facebook and dedicated two posts to this already. But this time, the whole ‘been there done that’, rings true and I haven’t felt the urgency to announce it to everyone.